Jotham, Uzziah's son, became king of Judah in the second year of Israel's King Pekah, Remaliah's son.
Jotham was 25 years old when he became king, and he ruled for sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerusha; she was Zadok's daughter.
Jotham did what was right in the LORD's eyes, just as his father Uzziah had done.
However, he didn't remove the shrines. The people continued to sacrifice and burn incense at them. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the LORD's temple.
The rest of Jotham's deeds, aren't they written in the official records of Judah's kings?
It was in those days that the LORD began to send Aram's King Rezin and Pekah, Remaliah's son, against Judah.
Jotham died and was buried with his ancestors in David's City.a His son Ahaz succeeded him as king.